Water conservation

Blog Action Day – Water

It’s tempting to write a thesis for blog action day. We all want to say our bit, inspire our readers, be ‘that blog’ that everyone is talking about. But today I want to share one simple, straightforward tip about saving water.

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Conserve water!

We’re moving away from paper and it’s over consumption to water for this week’s Reduce Footprint’s “Change the world Wednesday” challenge. Looking at our water consumption is  a great thing to be checking out right now – the rains will come in April, but if the seasons do what they are supposed to do, a…

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How to wash your car with a cup of water!

Washing your car with a hosepipe uses around 440 litres (97 gallons) of water; whereas washing your car with a bucket uses around 32 litres (7 gallons). Now for the ultimate challenge; could you wash your car without hoses or buckets and just a cup of water instead? Impossible right? Not according to Ecolo Green…

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Stop wasting water! 8 tips for water conservation

Ruscombe Brook Action Group are passionate about responsible water use. They strive for improved wildlife habitats and seek a water management strategy in the Stroud area that will properly protect them from floods and drought. Philip Booth is a Stroud District councillor (Green) and author of Ruscombe Green blog. Today he’s sharing some tips and…

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5 ways to save water with hanging baskets

Hanging baskets are notoriously thirsty and can drink copious amounts of water during a dry spell. I’ve limited Mr green to just one outside the front door because I can’t bear to see all that water dripping from it after he has watered it! Here are some tips to reduce water usage, but still enjoy…

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World water week.

I  learned over on The Green Parent blog today that it’s World Water week, celebrated over in Stockholm. At the moment, here in the UK, conserving water is the least of our worries; we’ve had weeks of rain and hardly any summer. However, last year, flooding led to our local water plant being flooded, which…

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World water day – 22 March. Nine tips to help you save water

The UN General Assembly designated March 22 as “World Water Day” fifteen years ago, to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide. It’s hard for us in the West, to imagine having no access to safe drinking water. But more than a billion people (roughly 20% of the world…

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